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Mid-Atlantic TV Report: October 30, 1982

Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
TV Summaries & Reviews
by David Taub
Mid-Atlantic Gateway Contributor

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Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Original broadcast: 10/30/82
(taped 10/27/82 at WPCQ-TV studios in Charlotte)
WWE Network Direct Link to this show: Mid-Atlantic10/30/82
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Bob Caudle opens the show running down the lineup. The action is already in the ring.

Match 1
NWA TV Championship: Jos LeDuc [ch.] (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) d. Johnny Weaver
Stu Schwartz is the referee for the hour. Just as the match gets going, Caudle throws to a break


The show resumes with LeDuc in control. In the hour, we’ll see the duo Caudle calls the uncrowned World tag team champions, Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood. They will also be presented with a picture. Weaver works the leg, as Caudle mentions how beautiful the TV championship belt is. Dusty Rhodes is headed in, and Dory Funk, Jr. is headed back. Sweet Brown Sugar, Dick Murdock, Harley Race, Roddy Piper are all headed back. Weaver gets a sleeper, but LeDuc gets in the corner to break it up. Weaver goes for a bulldog, but LeDuc slips out. Weaver crashes into the corner. LeDuc makes the pin, using his feet on the ropes.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Paul Jones, Jos LeDuc, Sir Oliver Humperdink
Caudle introduces Jones as the new Mid-Atlantic champion. LeDuc and Humperdink are also there. Before Jones can say anything, Sandy Scott joins in. We haven’t seen Scott since May 15! Scott says he is ordering a restart against Weaver because LeDuc had his feet on the ropes. Humperdink refuses, and demands Scott keep his hands off him. We don’t really see anything, as LeDuc blocks the screen. LeDuc then gives Scott a shove, and Scott runs away. Jones continues with his interview, rambling about Sandy Scott.

Jones says he’s going to stick around on commentary. Scott returns again (LeDuc and Humperdink already left). Scott says he is taking this to the board, and either LeDuc will be fined, suspended or stripped of the belt.

Match 2
Wahoo McDaniel d. Ken Timbs
Jones talks about winning the championship. He teases where he won the title (10/25/82 in Fayetteville, NC), but doesn’t come through. Jones praises the House of Humperdink. Wahoo uses a lot of the “Tommyhawk” chop. He finishes Timbs off with the big chop and pin.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Mike Rotundo
Rotundo is looking forward to his chance against Leroy Brown. He talks about how Brown hurt his neck. He’ll be ready. Wrestling can overcome size. His wrestling will tire Brown down.


Rotundo is still with Caudle for some final pre-match comments.

Match 3
Mike Rotundo d. Leroy Brown (w/Sir Oliver Humperdink) by DQ
Rotundo works on Brown’s leg, trying to keep him grounded. Brown gets in some loud slaps to the chest. Humperdink joins Caudle. They talk about the NWA board reviewing the tape of LeDuc shoving Sandy Scott. Humperdink isn’t worried. Rotundo works on the knee. Brown is able to power his way back to his feet. Rotundo is back in control, and attempts the airplane spin. But, Humperdink gets on the apron, and Brown gets away. He follows up with a slow-motion piledriver. Brown goes for a second piledriver, but it appears he mistimes it. Rotundo actually slips out, probably to save himself. Brown shoves the referee for the DQ. He proceeds to drop Rotundo over the top rope for good measure.


-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Jack Brisco
Jack talks about losing the Mid-Atlantic championship to Paul Jones. He says Jones used the tights to win. He wants a rematch. Wahoo is in. He go to the clip from last week of Flair and Valentine attacking Wahoo after the Flair vs. Piper match. Wahoo has an ominous warning. Steamboat & Youngblood are up next. Caudle hands them a fan-made poster by Tommy Peterson, calling them the uncrowned World champions. Steamboat whispers something to Youngblood (he keeps calling him Jason during the interview). Steamboat offers his lei and Youngblood’s Indian headdress as a gift to young Tommy.


Match 4
Jack Brisco d. Jim Dalton
Jones provides commentary, and he talks smack about Brisco for most of the match. Caudle notes the old Paul Jones would never take pleasure in breaking a man’s leg. This one does. Brisco wins with the figure four, and Jones excuses himself right afterward.

-Int. w/Paul Jones: Pvt. Nelson & Ben Alexander
This is in lieu of local promos. Alexander dismisses the idea that Youngblood & Steamboat are the uncrowned World tag team champions. In a long winded way, Alexander says they have more to gain in the match than his opponents. Nelson praises Slaughter & Kernodle. Nelson says Youngblood & Steamboats couldn’t take away the Mid-Atlantic tag team championship from him and Kernodle. Now, that title is retired. First I heard that official acknowledgment.


Match 5
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d. Pvt. Nelson & Ben Alexander
Caudle references a Jimmy Valiant win over Bill White, that clearly did not air on this episode. Caudle mentioning something about how Valiant gets going when the music comes on, so maybe that caused an issue on the Network and had to be edited off. Steamboat & Youngblood are in matching red trunks, pads and boots. Youngblood pins Alexander following a chop.

-Int. w/Bob Caudle: Greg Valentine; Don Kernodle & Sgt. Slaughter
Valentine is offended by the clip of the attack on Wahoo. He said it is doctored. He gives his version of the story, saying Wahoo was attacking Flair, and Valentine was defending Flair. Valentine says he will take Wahoo’s title and threatened to break his leg. He promises the true film to come.
Slaughter and Kernodle air wearing suits (but no tie for Slaughter, who is chomping a cigar). Slaughter says they are the highest paid men in wrestling because they are the champs. Valentine enters in with the fan poster of Youngblood & Steamboat. The three heels make fun of it. Valentine slips ina racial remark. Slaughter tears up the poster, extinguishes his cigar on the poster, then the heels tear up Steamboat’s lei and Youngblood’s headdress which were left behind. Slaughter says he doesn’t like kids to boot.

“So long for now!”

During the credit roll, instead of just the still shot of the last match, we cut to a live picture of the torn up lei in the ring. The last shot of the credit roll is a logo for NEMO, the National Electric Mobile Operation. NEMO had mentioned in the credits starting as far back as the Sept. 18, 1982 show.

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Results for the week, 10/25/82-10/31/82  
(source: Clawmaster’s Archive via Sports and Wrestling blog posted by David Baker; “Wrestling” newsletter by Joe Shedlock

Mon., 10/25/82 Greenville, NC; Greenville Memorial Auditorium
Johnny Weaver beat Ken Timbs
Jim Dalton beat King Parsons
Keith Larsen beat Ben Alexander
Wahoo McDaniel beat Greg Valentine
Jay Youngblood & Ricky Steamboat beat Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle by countout

Mon., 10/25/82 Fayetteville, NC; Cumberland County Memorial Arena
Bill white d. Pork Chop Cash
Mike Davis d. Pvt. Nelson
Leroy Brown d. Mike Rotundo
Jimmy Valiant d. Leroy Brown
Paul Jones d. Jack Brisco to win Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight championship

Tue., 10/26/82 Raleigh, NC; Raleigh Civic Center
Keith Larsen beat Ken Timbs
Pvt. Nelson beat King Parsons
Porkchop Cash beat Jim Dalton
Paul Jones beat Johnny Weaver
Jack Brisco beat Jos Leduc
Greg Valentine beat Jimmy Valiant by DQ

Tue., 10/26/82 Columbia, SC; Township Auditorium
Ben Alexander d. Abe Jacobs
Ron Ritchie d. Bill White
Gene Anderson d. Mike Davis
Mike Rotundo d. Leroy Brown
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood d. Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle by DQ

Wed., 10/27/82 Charlotte, NC; WPCQ-TV studio
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling:
NWA TV championship: Jos LeDuc [ch.] d. Johnny Wever
Wahoo McDaniel beat Ken Timbs
Mike Rotundo beat Leroy Brown by DQ
Jack Brisco beat Jim Dalton
Jimmy Valiant beat Bill White
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Pvt. Nelson & Ben Alexander
World Wide Wrestling:
Jos LeDuc double DQ Jack Brisco
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood beat Ken Timbs & Bill White
Leroy Brown beat Ron Ritchie
Wahoo McDaniel beat Ricky Harris
Johnny Weaver beat Jim Dalton

Fri., 10/29/82 Charleston, SC; Charleston Town Hall
NWA World Champion Ric Flair no contest with Wahoo McDaniel
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
Greg Valentine vs. Johnny Weaver
Keith Larsen vs. Bill White
Mike Davis vs. Ken Timbs

Sun., 10/31/82 Asheville, NC
Ron Ritchie beat Jim Dalton
Mike Davis beat Ken Timbs
King Parsons beat Gene Anderson
Leroy Brown beat Mike Rotundo
Jimmy Valiant beat Jos LeDuc
Sgt. Slaughter & Pvt. Kernodle beat Ricky Steamboat & Wahoo McDaniel

Sun., 10/31/82 Toronto, Ontario
Jimmy Valiant beat Ivan Koloff
Buddy Rose beat WWF World Champion Bob Backlund by countout
Leo Burke beat Johnny Weaver by DQ
Leroy Brown beat King Parsons
Salvatore Bellomo beat Swede Hansen
Rudy & Terry Kay beat Bill White & Pvt. Nelson
The Destroyer beat Mike Davis
Keith Larson draw John Bonello